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In Memoriam: Betty Lee Sung

Betty Lee Sung (ΦBK, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) was a leading authority and pioneer in the field of Chinese American studies.

Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internships

Intern with a nationally recognized organization in Washington, D.C., while working remotely! The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking writing interns to help publicize the work of the Society and write stories about our alumni members. Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa within their first or second year to be considered for this position.

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The Power of Phi Beta Kappa in the Job Space

Alexandra Anderson with the Center for Career and Professional Development at Southwestern University comments on how to leverage your ΦBK membership

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Judge Frank Fregiato Makes a Difference Both In and Outside of the Courtroom

Judge Frank Fregiato (ΦBK, Ohio State University) has stayed true to his vision of helping others not only through means of law and advocacy but through community service as well.

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Allison Dickson Inspires Others as a New Team Member at Patterson Law Group

“I want to help remind clients that things are not always easy, but if possible, the world is always open for anything.” —Allison Dickson.

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Rhodes Scholar Shreyas Hallur

Shreyas Hallur (ΦBK, Duke University) is one of five Indian-Americans and one of only two Duke University students to be selected as a 2023 Rhodes Scholar.

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Celebrity Committed to Charity: The Stellar Carson Kressley

True to his art, Kressley (ΦBK, Gettysburg College) has used his celebrity and his fashion know-how to dress, educate, entertain, and empower others.

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Loving Learning at the Division of Enforcement

Congratulations to Allen Boyer, winner of the 2022 ΦBK Association of New York 2022 Essay Contest. Read his essay here.

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From the Secretary: The Relevance of Academic Freedom

Phi Beta Kappa recognizes academic excellence, a mission that is wholly consistent with admitting diverse and inclusive entering classes. Indeed, our claim to be honoring the most accomplished liberal arts and sciences students in the country requires that the graduating classes that produce our newest members include students from a wide range of backgrounds.

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Not a Prize but a Calling: Winter Updates

At Harvard’s 2022 ΦBK induction, renowned sociologist and political scientist Theda Skocpol reminded us that academic achievement and accolades “are not a prize; they are a calling to do one’s utmost to serve the common good.” As ΦBK celebrates its 246th anniversary this winter, Skocpol’s words are an important reminder of the benefits of liberal arts and sciences education for individuals and communities.

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2022 Book Awards

Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to announce the winners of the Society’s three annual book awards, $10,000 prizes given to outstanding works of non-fiction that engage a wide audience with important ideas in science, history, and literature. 

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2022 Nobel Laureates

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to recognize five of its members among this year’s Nobel Prize winners.